The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have reportedly repelled the Turkish-led attack on their positions in the northern countryside of Raqqa.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the Kurdish-led group recaptured the village of Sharaqiq near the key town of Ain Issa from Turkish-backed militants in the afternoon of November 7.
The Hawar News Agency (ANHA) claimed that SDF fighters damaged a battle tank of Turkish forces while repelling the attack. The agency also reported that a truck-mounted machine gun was destroyed in the clashes.
The agency’s reporter in Raqqa said that the region is still witnessing some clashes, with Turkish forces attempting to reach the strategic M4 highway.
“Meanwhile, the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries occasionally shell the area with rockets,” the reporter said.
Militants of the Syrian National Army (SNA) launched the attack in the morning with support from the Turkish military. The attack represents a major violation of Turkey’s recent agreements with both Russia and the U.S.
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